"To acknowledge the duty that accompanies every right"
firstname.lastname@example.org - Y’s Men International South India Region
Ym. Anand Jacob Verghese
I thank God Almighty for bestowing on me the opportunity to assume the office of the Regional Director, South India Region of Y’s Men International. I took over the office with humility and sense of responsibility, in accordance with the constitutional mandate and I consider it as a great honour to follow the footsteps of the great leaders of the movement
I consider it appropriate to continue the programs and projects already set by my predecessor, Late E. Radhakrishnan and I appeal to the club leaders and members to successfully organize projects on the theme, ‘Go Green”, to protect our environment and preserve nature. The RD’s project for the Year 2016-17 is “Care for the Elderly and the Infirm”. Clubs shall organise Projects aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the poor “aged & sick”, in our communities.
Membership drive is counted as a yardstick for acceptability of an organization by the community. By giving emphasis on the slogan, ‘ ‘Each One, Catch One’, ‘ let us increase the membership and help the International to attain its vision of 50,000 members for the centenary year 2022.
I look forward to the enthusiastic club leaders and members to extend their cooperation and support in achieving the goals set for the year. I am sure that with the wholehearted support of the club, the guidance of the senior leaders and support of my team members, I will be able to do my best for the development of Y’s Men movement in the Region.
I earnestly appeal to you all to work towards achieving the goals set for the year 2016-17 and together we contribute to our great movement to carry forward its mission to help people in need, around the world.
HRM Y’SM ANAND JACOB VERGHESE
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Founded in Toledo, Ohio, USA in 1922 to support a local YMCA, Y's Men International is now oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA, the largest non-governmental youth organisation, and through it the communities in which it is present throughout the world. Since the YMCA is usually known as "the Y" in the USA, and as the Y's Men movement started there as a club of "men of and for the Y", it was named the "Y's Men's Club".
Judge Paul William Alexander (pictured) was the founder of the first club together with a group of other young men.
However, today women are also full members of our movement and family participation is encouraged in numerous activities. Since 1995 local affiliated clubs wishing to emphasize this openness can choose to call themselves "Y's Men and Women's Clubs" or "Y Service Clubs". Members are known as Y's Men or Y's Women.
Lord, bless all Y’s Men gathered here
Our fellowship with thee held dear
Grant that our meeting might be blessed
With thee our ever unseen guest.
Bless Y’s Men’s Clubs through out the earth
Grant each of them a new re-birth
To serve each other, give them life
To save the world from further strife.
God bless all Y’s Menettes here
And all whom we hold dear
As now we pray
To every Y’s Menette far and near
We pledge devotion most sincere
New zeal our hearts imbue
And consecrate ourselves anew.
Lord bless all the Y’s Lings here
Keep us always in thy love and care
Help us to do things we should
And be to others both kind and good
Develop us in our Body, Mind and Spirit
So that the Y’s Men’s Club we may inherit.
Great and dear Mother land
We salute Thee
We pledge our loyalty
And promise our best efforts
To bring Thee honour and glory
We acknowledge our duty to thee
And pray that we be Worthy citizens of the nation – Jaihind
This motto was adopted by Y's Men because of the tendency of most people to insist upon full enjoyment of all rights while remaining oblivious to the corresponding duties giving validity to such rights.
Just as the green light giving right of way to traffic on one street must have a corresponding red light to warn traffic on the cross-street of its duty to stop, so every right we enjoy is founded upon a corresponding duty.
Our motto is a constant challenge to us to pay less heed to our rights, and more to the discovery and discharge of their corresponding duties - to transfer the emphasis from rights to duties.Regional Slogan
Y's Men's Clubs, also known widely as Y's Service Clubs, are community service clubs for both men and women. Their work centres around the YMCA but then what kind of work is it?It is many things……
"The dedication of the Y's Men and Women is just unreal. They are the backbone of our programs in terms of volunteers. They don’t turn down anything you ask them to do. They are a group that makes things happen."
A Documentary on a School Project in a Bangalore Slum by Y's Men's Club of Bangalore METRO